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with the attacks against two u.s. diplomatic compounds overseas. first libya where militants staged a protest outside the u.s. consulate in ben za lee leading to clashes with security forces and the death of a security department officer. >>> the other powder keg is in cairo where several men managed to scale the walls of the u.s. embassy. take a look at this. they tore down all the american flags. ian lee is live from cairo this morning. i want to start with what has caused all this outrage. >> reporter: well, zoraida, it focuses around a film. and the film is very amateurish. it's a mishmash of clips. it is really incoherent, i have watched the clip, but it has a lot of things the muslims would find offensive about their prophet. so this is what sparked the clashes that we saw last night when thousands of people gathered outside the u.s. embassy where a handful of protesters actually breached the embassy compound, tore down the american flag like you just saw and ripped it apart. and these protesters are also calling for more protests against the u.s. embassy. a question we are wondering is
and libya, which we're going to talk more about in a moment. what is your reaction to how this seems to be escalating? >> i think the thing that strikes me the most is that at least in the libyan government, you have a real sense of people apologizing and people trying to prevent it from happening again. trying to crack down the perpetrators. in egypt, you have a government that is waffling. hasn't been living out to its responsibilities to protect people and it has been appealing to the crowds. >> we have ian as well. what can you tell us is happening on the ground right now in cairo outside the u.s. embassy? >> reporter: right now, we have protesters and police squaring off, molotov cocktails, throwing between the protesters and the police. not many protesters, but definitely enough to create a large disturbance and we're seeing the two go head to head. these are definitely more your hard core protesters that you see that are willing to go up into the front lines and really go in and attack the police, erin. >> and i know you were reporting last night, there had been flags destroye
of libya is killed -- ambassador of libya is killed. a violent protest against an american made film. welcome to "g.m.t.." also coming up in the program, it could prove to be in the worst industrial disaster in pakistan history as more than 230 people are dead in a fire at a clothing factory in karachi. and germany's constitutional court says that there's nothing to stop the country taking part in the euro bailout fund. it's midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington and 1:00 p.m. in benghazi where a violent protest portraying the prophet muhammad has led to the death of four u.s. officials, one of them the ambassador to libya, christopher stevens. officials said he died when the consulate was set on fire. three others died. there's been no confirmation from the united states. the secretary of hillary clinton issued a statement. but she added there is no justification for violence. emily buchanon has more. >> inferno overnight at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. militants stormed the compound and set fire to buildings. it's not clear yet how the ambassador died, but reports suggests hi
the attack on the u.s. emery in libya and promises justice for the four americans -- four americans killed, including the ambassador who grew up in the east bay. >>> ambassador stevens and three others were killed when a mob attacked the united states consulate in benghazi. stevens was raised in piedmont. >>> ambassador stevens' body and those of the other victims will be on their way to a u.s. military base in germany before heading home. a marine anti-terrorist team is on the ground providing security. the ambassador is again many that means here and in washington there's mourning. >> as an lamb an -- as-salaam alaikum. my name is chris stevens. >> the piedmont native spent most of his diplomatic career in the arab world with two tours in libya before he was appointed in may. five months after getting the job his life came to a violent and chaotic end when protesters stormed the embassy in benghazi. >> we condemn in the strongest terms, this senseless act of violence. we send our prayers to the families, friends and colleagues of those we've lost. >> three other americans died in the att
other americans killed last night at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. president obama has ordered that flags fly at half-staff across the united states and at embassies around the world until sunday night. i'm wolf blitzer in for piers morgan. earlier today, the republican challenger, mitt romney blasted president obama for what he characterized as, quote, an apology for america's values over the storming of the u.s. embassy in cairo. >> an apology for america's values is never the right course. >> the president fired right back in an interview tonight with cbs news. >> governor romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and name later, and as president, one of the things i've learned is you can't do that, that, you know, it's important for you to make sure that the statements that you make are backed up by the facts and that you've thought through the ramifications before you make them. >> and there are late-breaking developments right now. two u.s. navy warships are moving toward the coast of libya and 50 marines are on the ground in tripoli right now. cnn is there and ian l
build a better libya. the word needs more chris stevenses. i spoke with his sister -- chris stevens. i spoke with his sister, ann, this morning and told her he will be a hero by many nations. shawn smith was an air force veteran. he spent ten years as an information management officer in the state department. he was posted at the hague and was in libya on a brief, temporary assignment. he was a husband to his rife, heather, with whom i spoke this moving -- morning. he was a father to two young children, samantha and nathan. they will grow up proud of their father for the service he gave to our country, the service that took us toback and finally to benghazi. the mission that drew them to libya is both noble and necessary and we and the people of libya honor their memory by carrying it forward. this is not easy. today, many americans are asking, indeed, i asked myself, how could this happen? how could this happen in a country we helped liberate in a city we helped save from destruction? this question reflects just how complicated and at times how confounding the world can be. but we mus
in the port of benghazi and began building our relationships with libya's revolutionaries. he risked his life to stop a tyrant then gave his life trying to help build a better libya. the world needs more chris stevenses. i spoke with his sister ann this morning and told her that he will be remembered as a hero by many nations. sean smith was an air force veteran. he spent ten years as an information management officer in the state department. he was posted at the hague and was in libya on a brief temporary assignment. he was a husband to his wife heather, with whom i spoke this morning. he was a father to two young children, samantha and nathan. they will grow up being proud of the service their father gave to our country, service that took him from pretoria to baghdad and finally to benghazi. the mission that drew chris and sean and their colleagues to libya is both noble and necessary, and we and the people of libya honor their memory by carrying it forward. this is not easy. today many americans are asking -- indeed, i asked myself -- how could this happen? how could this happen in a count
keep paying for it? good morning, everyone, in libya, ambassador christopher stevens and three of his staff have been killed in an attack on our consulate in benghazi, in egypt as we honor 9/11, our embassy overrun. over an american made movie criticizing muslim and the president says we should not denigrate the beliefs of others. and the european bailout, they will print. back home, ben bernanke begins a stimulus meeting he's likely to print. stocks, gold, oil, up, up, up, paired by the mitt east outrage, apple gets ready to show us iphone 5, could it really be big enough to move the whole economy? it's a cascade of news and we've got it all. "varney & company" about to begin. we have this news just in. president obama will speak at 10:35 eastern this morning in the rose garden. hillary clinton secretary of state will be with him. and here is the latest what's happening in the middle east and this is what the president will be talking about later on. the u.s. ambassador to libya killed in a rocket attack. his name is chris stevens, one of four americans killed in the attack. a rocket
the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that killed four americans, including the ambassador. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight: we get the latest on the deadly assault, believed to have been planned in advance and sparked by an anti-muslim internet video. >> woodruff: plus, we examine the move by governor romney to criticize the president's handling of the libya tinderbox. was it justified or not? we hear from both sides. >> ifill: then, jeffrey brown looks at how the latest iphone upgrade is accelerating competition in the smartphone industry. >> woodruff: are chemicals sprayed in oregon's forests dangerous or not? we have a report from our partners at the center for investigative reporting. >> they're spraying with helicopters all these ridged tops, so everything they're spraying up top eventually gets down to all of these residents. >> forced application of herbicides is done in accordance with all state laws. and we believe it does not represent an unreasonable harm. >> ifill: and margaret warner gets a snapshot of poverty in americ
also says you don't accept a mob invading a u.s. consulate in libya and killing our ambassador and three others. today mitt romney decided to bolt from decorum. >> simply put having an embassy which has been breached having protestors on the grounds having that embassy reiterate a statement effectively apologizing for the right of free speech is not the rice course for our administration. >> today on top of some scary dÉjÀ vu the president attacked for not speaking out more strongly not explaining to meet with the prime minister of israel more forcefully. it seems to be erupting into anti-americanism almost daily. the republicans hark ens back to this guy john mccain is much more interested in what it is saying about us guys, americans. he was kind enough to join us right now. i knew you knew the ambassador very, very well. your thoughts right now? >> he was a lovely man. he loved his country. he served in a diplomatic war. he went to benghazi while the fight was still going on. came in on a cargo airplane and lived in constant danger until it was over. he moved to tripoli an
as events in libya unfold. we will have updates throughout the morning on "america this morning" and later on "good morning america," of course throughout the day on abc as well as abcnews.com. >>> let's go to a consumer alert about skin cream advertising. the federal government says one ad going too far for an anti-aging cream. from loreal and claims it can boost the activity of genes inside your body. the fda says if it could do that would not be sold over the counter it would be a drug. the fda warned the company, 15 days to tone it down, or risk having the cream yanked off the shelves. >>> well, let's talk about advanced orders for the iphone 5. the taller, slimmer phone unveiled with the usual apple fanfare in san francisco. a bigger screen which leaves room for another row of icons. it has built-incapability to connect with faster wireless networks in the u.s. and overseas. apple stock closed up yesterday, nearly $670 a share. >> off in chicago, the strike is grinding on leaving 350,000 students out of the classroom for a fourth consecutive day. the school district said it has presen
with reaction from the white house on the consolata tack in libya that killed u.s. ambassador, three american staffers and several libyan security officers. the president says he's done so much to help libya. >> at the height of the libyan revolution chris led our diplomatic post with characteristic skill, courage, and resolve, built partners ships with libyan revolution revolutionaries. >> this is an attack that should shock the conscience of all faiths arrange the world. we condemn in the strongest terms this senseless act of violence. >> the ambassador worked there after the fall of khadafy. it's believed that this and another attack in cairo are part of a protest against a low budget u.s. film that is viewed by some as offensive to islam. president obama ordered that flags be flown at half staff above government buildings and military posts around the world. that order will remain in place as a tribute to chris and his staffers until /he set the sunsets on sunday. alex, you've talked with him who remembered him well. he went to school here. >>reporter: everyone has high prays for the am
: secretary of state henry clinton is speaking right now about the u.s. ambassador to libya being killed. details coming up. >>da: if you have an iphone 4s, you have about a week to sell it. apple could be unveiling the iphone 5, will tell you what to expect some enough. >>darya: live pictures out of alameda, 15 people were woken up by a fire in their apartment complex. >>erica: we are seeing a lot of cloud cover over mt. tam this morning. it looks like dense fog specifically around the clothesline. into the afternoon, the cloud cover will voronoff revealing sunshine. in books like we will keep clear conditions as we head into the evening hours. oakland in the livermore could climb to 90 degrees this afternoon. >>george: clear of looking at a critique good ride in the bay area. moderate traffic in the east bay. it is still a light ride for the peninsula and the north bay >>james: an attack in libya until the the u.s. ambassador. chris stevens was killed in this attack. if he grew up in the bay area. secretary of state helleri clinton spoke about the attack this morning. she is actua
. an elite group of u.s. marines heading to libya to help safeguard american facilities. >> investigators are trying to determine if the deadly consulate rampage was a coordinated terror attack timed for 9/11. it is thursday, september 13th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, i'm john muller. rob nelson is on assignment. >> i'm paula faris on this thursday. president obama has tough new words about the attack. we'll get the latest in a moment. >>> also this half hour, a different kind of security breach at kennedy airport. as 100,000 mini bottles of booze, they're gone. they're missing. >> 100,000 of the little bottles? >> yeah, now airport workers right there they're under arrest. >> then now, you see it now you don't. incredible shrinking product. giving you less for your dollar. and what we are going to tell you about saving at the supermarket. >> we shared this yesterday. a lot of you weighed in on facebook. you have some great money saving tips. one took me by surprise. we will share it. >> i look forward to that. >>> later, it turns out, heidi k
>>> this morning, fresh fallout from the attack in libya. >> a military response overnight to the killing of four americans, including the ambassador. president obama, working the phones early this morning and offering blunt, new comments about america's struggle in the region. >>> all eyes on the fed. the central bank expected to act within hours on a brand-new effort to boost the economy. >>> it's here. a mere rumor for months. apple unveils the iphone 5. but is it already overshadowed by what else apple introduced? >>> and fast cars and free cash. a bank robber's money-tossing ride through l.a. one of the weirdest car chases ever. >>> good morning. i'm john muller. in nor rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. >> we just learned that another embassy has been stormed by protesters, this time in yemen, the nation that's home to al qaeda's most active branch. the crowd damaged the embassy grounds but did not enter the building. >> overnight, we learned of a military buildup, response to the first protest in libya and egypt. we will go live to cairo in a moment. but first, here
reports that the u.s. ambassador to libya has been killed. reuters is reporting that ambassador chris stevens and three other embassy employees died in a rocket attack yesterday in benghazi, libya. the government isn't saying much about the attack, but secretary of state hillary clinton did announce late last night that a state department officer had been killed in libya. there have been violent protests in libya over a film an american made that was critical of the prophet muhammad. that film also sparked these demonstrations in egypt. this is the u.s. embassy in cairo where demonstrators scaled walls and tore down an american flag. most of the embassy staff had already left the compound. we aren't hearing of any deaths or serious injuries at that protest. we will monitor the situation in libya and bring you any updates that we receive. first, good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> and good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >>> right now it is 6:00 a.m. the sun is soon to rise on another beautiful day around the washington region. a live look outside. temperatures 62 degrees here in
, sudan and mauritania. >> the tax over in libya was first blamed on the anti-muslim movie but now u.s. intelligence thinks it may have been a planned tax. melanie alwin has the latest live in the newsroom. -- alnwick has the latest live in the newsroom. >> reporter: security has been increased around the world at all u.s. embassies. last night, president obama spoke with those in libya and egypt urging them to keep the diplomats safe. in libya, u.s. intelligence officials do believe the attack in benghazi may have been preplanned. an al-qaeda video released monday called for revenge for the killing of al-qaeda's number two earlier this year. he was from libya and some believe the video may have been the trigger giving the go ahead for the attacks. ambassador chris stevens, who you just saw there and sean smith and three other americans were killed. three others wounded also when the consulate was fire bombed. president obama strongly condemned the attack. >> this was an attack by a small and savage group, not the people or government of libya. >> the united states condemns in the st
addressing the attacks on the u.s. consulate in libya. dagen: the very latest with a wrapup of everything we have heard just this morning. >> president obama condemning the attacks in the strongest terms working with the government to secure other diplomats in the country and its working without government to make sure they find these attackers. >> there is absolutely no justification for this type of violence. none. the world must stand together to unequivocally reject these acts. >> governor mitt romney spoke before president obama offering his condolences and his combination of these events and went on to criticize the white house handling of all of this. >> they clearly sent mixed messages to the world in a statement that came from the administration at the embassy is the administration, the statement was a statement which is akin to a policy and was a severe miscalculation. >> president obama's heading with hillary clinton to the state department to meet with employees there. a senior official tells fox the president scheduled for a trip out west is still up in the air. they're still wo
. president obama vows justice will be done after the horrific killing of the u.s. ambassador to libya. >>> money out the window. bank robbery suspects hurl cash during a high-speed police chase. >>> and baby buzz? what england's duchess kate has been turning down that's sparking pregnancy rumors. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm mara schiavocampo. today, we begin with firing back. in response to deadly attacks in libya that killed a u.s. ambassador and three diplomats, an elite group of marines has been sent to ramp up security at u.s. facilities in libya's capital. meanwhile, the violence has spread to yemen's capital this morning, where protesters have attacked the u.s. embassies. nbc's tracie potts has more from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: hi, mara, good morning. good morning, everyone. here on capitol hill, the senate is condemning what happened in benghazi, calling it unacceptable and unjustifiable. meantime, as you mentioned, mara, there are
possible, president barack obama condemns the deadly attack on a u.s. consulate in libya that claimed the life of a u.s. ambassador and three staffers. >>> thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. the u.s. ambassador killed in that attack has ties to our area. 52-year-old jay christopher stevens owns a home in chevy chase, maryland, and he served as the u.s. ambassador to libya. it is believed that a mob carried out the attack following the release of a film ridiculing islam's prophet muhammad. we get more information now from danielle nottingham. >> reporter: chris stevens, the u.s. ambassador to libya, was killed as the american consulate came under attack in benghazi. u.s. officials confirm stevens, information officer shawn smith and two other americans were killed as they tried to evacuate staff members from the complex. >> make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> reporter: gunmen armed with automatic weapons stormed the consulate overnight. the mob of mostly conservative muslims was protesting an americ
/11 consulate attack in libya was not pre-planned, a plan libya's president called preposterous. a brave grandfather going to new heights to show his doctor is wrong and the whole family came along for the ride. that is all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." >> but, first from fox at 3:00 in new york city an al qaeda egyptian clerk has issued a call for muslims to kill anyone involved with the low budget anti-islam video that mocked the prophet mohammed according to the reporting of the associated press. the protesters are not over the movie. today, it turned violent in several nations. first, in afghanistan, hundreds of people burned cars and threw rocks at the military base. the local afghan police general says protesters injured 20 officers. pakistan, now, security forces there fired tear gas and warning shots in the air in an attempt to push back hundreds of protesters marching toward the consulate. in northern pakistan, a person died after hundreds torched a press club and a government building and clashed with police. >> in indonesia, a picture of pr
: new details about the assassination of the united ambassador to libya andd to killing of three other americans. sources now saying 100 militants attack the consultate and we are learning more about the warnings before the attack. we will get to all of that. a warning about a former gitmo detainee and al-qaeda in libya. that's next on this friday "fox reports." [ owner ] i need to expand to meet the needs of my growing business. but how am i going to fund it? and i have to find a way to manage my cash flow better. [ female announcer ] our wells fargo bankers are here to listen, offer guidance and provide you with options tailored to your business. we've loaned more money to small businesses than any other bank for ten years running. so come talk to us to see how we can help. wells fargo. together we'll go far. so let's talk about coverage. based on this chart, who would you choose ? wow. you guys take a minute. zon, hands down. i'm going to show you guys another chart. pretty obvious. i don't think color matters. pretty obvious. what'sretty obvious about it ? that verizon has the cove
or government of libya. >> attack in libya after crowds stormed the u.s. embassy in cairo, the egyptian mobs believe that movie insults islam. >> republican presidential candidate mitt romney criticized mr. ob yaum's response to anti-american protests throughout the muslim world. >> a terrible course for america to stand in in apology for our values that instead when our grounds are being attacked, and being breeched, that the first response of the united states must be outrage at the breech of the sovereignty of our nation. >> president obama announced he's ordered increased security at u.s. embassies and other missions around the world in the wake of this tragedy. >> the attack on the consulate is hitting many people here in the bay area hard. >> and as mentioned ambassador stevens twont high school, and college here. >> my name is chris stevens and i'm the new u.s. ambassador owe to libya. >> chris stevens made this video to introduce himself in liba. waits a long way away from the 1978 graduate of piedmont high. he was working on building relationships between academics in the u.s. and l
to libya and three of his staff were killed. this morning, target is the american interests in yemen capital. weapons in the air chanting death to america stormed the embassy compound. yemeni officials in the u.s. say no casualties have been reported. >> meanwhile, protests are escalating today in other cities at the u.s. embassy in cairo. egyptian police are using tear gas to drive away demonstrators. holly williams is in cairo. holly, good morning. >> good morning. while some of the protests here, protesters here in cairo, chi hoe seemed to have stayed on the streets all night. the egyptian riot police have now succeeded in pushing them back several hundred yards from the u.s. embassy but say no sign of leading. we're now hearing another live scale demonstration is being planned for tomorrow. >> these demonstrations were sparked by a film many muslims found offensive. in cairo, protests have turned into running street battles, young men throwing stones, fighting egyptian riot police who targeted them with tear gas. two nights ago, they've failed to stop protesters from breaking int
, the u.s. is sending war ships to libya and is now investigating whether the heinous murder of the u.s. ambassador to libya, the first killing of an america ambassador in 30 years was actually a terrorist attack planned in advance to coincide with 9/11 and reports are that these thugs are the terrorists who worked with al qaeda in iraq. take a listen. >> the president takes responsibility not just for the words that come from his mouth and also from the words that come from his ambassadors and his administration and from his embassies and from his state department. they clearly sent mixed messages to the world and the statement that came from the administration was a statement which is akin to an apology and i think was a severe miscalculation. >> all right. the bungled obama administration in response to this possible terrorist act has now become a political football with president obama saying this to cbs. please take a listen. >> governor romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later and as president, one of the things i've learn side you can't do that, that it's im
stevens and i'm the new ambassador to libya >> chris stevens was a charismatic white leader, one of the first american diplomats sent to libya in 2007 and helped free the people from moammar gadhafi >> he was exactly the kind of american ambassador that any of us would want in that post because he understood libyans and libyans like him >> in his video he made it clear that he liked them >> i was thrilled to watch the libyan people stand up and demand their rights >> he was called a natural diplomat, someone who did not stay in his office but would go out into the community. in may he was named u.s. ambassador to libya. last night he and three others were killed in an attack on the u.s. consulate. >> my understanding is that the reason he was killed was that he went back into save his people, his employees >> stevens graduated from piedmont high school and then went to uc-berkeley >> he was a fun-loving man who knew how to get things done but to do them with a smile on his face. relentlessly optimistic >> he joined the peace corps and attended hastings law school. he set out to m
raged on. protestors targeting the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, and apparently u.s. citizens, as well. killed in the rampage, the u.s. ambassador to libya, christopher stevens, as well as at least three other americans. stevens had been a key figure helping libyans overthrow moammar qaddafi all of this over a video produced by a u.s. citizen and uploaded on youtube that depicts mohammed as among other things a womanizer. >> don't make our people angry because they will kill! they will fight! they will do such a situation. >> reporter: it mirrors the scene in egypt where protestors stormed the u.s. embassy in cairo. the embassy's first response was to condemn the video which brought a stinging rebuke from administration critics. >> mob of al qaeda sympathizers in egypt forcing the united states into making a statement essentially of apology. on 9/11 of all days, for something which we are not responsible for. i would say to the mob, go to hell. >> reporter: the administration later disavowed its own embassy's response saying the statement by embassy cairo was not cleared by wa
.s. ambassador to libya has been killed after a movie spurs attacks in the middle east. we have complete coverage from the middle east to washington. >> the white house denies the president is snubbing israel's prime minister before the election. >> bob woodward is in studio 57. what to expect from apple's iphone announcement today. >> we look at today's aopener, your world in 90 seconds. >>> americans want to say something bad about prophet muhammad. don't make our people angry because they will kill you. >> four americans dead including the u.s. ambassador after an attack in benghazi. >> 20 attackers stormed the conflict under the cover of darkness. >> protesters scaled the walls of the american embassy in cairo and tore down the american flag. >> they say it insults the prophet muhammad. >> senior u.s. official said they are on alert throughout the region fearing that there is more to come. >> israel's prime minister pressuring the united states to take a tougher stand against iran over its nuclear program. >> to ease tension he spoke for an hour with benjamin netanyahu. >> the world says wait
>>> developing news this morning. u.s. ambassador to libya among the americans killed in a rocket attack overseas. he has ties to the bay area. >>> more than a dozen people are homeless after an overnight fire in the east bay. we have details of a dramatic rescue. >>> palo alto police warning about another recent rash in home burglaries. we will show you the areas that are most effected. >>> and a big announcement expected today from apple here in san francisco. we'll tell you about the details swirling about the new iphone 5. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us on this wednesday morning september 12th i'm pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check your weather and traffic. steve is here. he's got the weather thing under control. >> i hope so. a lot of fog out there. it just means very similar to what we had the last couple of days. far enough inland it's hot. 60s and 70s around the bay. 80s inrabid. maybe a little cooler for some inland areas. we'll talk about that in the upcoming weekend coming up. here is sal. >>> good morning, steve. that traffic looks good heading up
the presidential race, the murder of four americans, including the u.s. ambassador in benghazi, libya. the wave of anti-american protests and violence now sweeping the globe. for more on what happened and why, let's bring in the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, dr. susan rice. dr. rice, thank you for joining us. >> first of all, what is the latest on who these attackers were at the embassy or at the consulate in benghazi? we're hearing that the libyans are arresting people. they're saying some people were from outside the country and some even al qaeda ties. what's the latest information? >> jake, first of all, it's important to know that there's an fbi investigation that has begun and it will take some time to be completed. that will tell us with certainty what transpired. but our current assessment, is that in fact what began as a spontaneous not a premeditated response to what had transpired in cairo, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this video that was disseminated. we believe that folks in benghazi, a small number of people came to the consulate to repli
attack at the u.s. consulate on tuesday, the same day that the u.s. embassy in egypt was attacked. libya said the crowd was angered by an online movie considered offensive to islam. >> we apologize to the u.s. and to the american people and to the government and also to the rest of the world for what happened yesterday. >> reporter: president obama says the attack will not break the bonds between the u.s. and libya, though he underscored the seriousness of the situation. >> we will not waiver in our commitment to see that justice is done. >> reporter: u.s. officials say the u.s. has deployed a group of marines to libya to help secure facilities there. republican presidential candidate mitt romney says the administration's response to the attack sends mixed signals. >> the world remains a dangerous place and american leadership is still sorely needed. >> reporter: the obama campaign has accused romney of launching a political attack in the midst of a diplomatic challenge. sources tell us that they believed that an attack in benghazi was preplanned. they do not believe ambassador stevens w
out like a deck of cards. this was not the case. >> i'm excited to return to libya to continue the great work we started. >> reporter: this video on youtube, shows stevens at work. steven browning, a state recruiter says he was one of the few to see him before he left for libya. browning said he was eager to get out of washington and get to work. >> it's a big responsibility when the president and the secretary of state send you to a country. and the highest priority they give you is the safety and security of american citizens in that country. >> reporter: stevens' father and stepmother live in the auburn area. they are in london and in touch with the state department. his mother and stepfather live in the oakland hills. they were not available for comment. >> thank you, cheryl. >>> in cairo, demonstrators clashed with police near the u.s. embassy. demonstrators throwing rocks. an even bigger worry than the violence in libya, is what the egyptian government is now demanding. >> calling on the united states to condemn americans who have engaged in critical speech towards muslim
after the horrific killing of the u.s. ambassador to libya. >>> money out the window. bank robbery suspects hurl cash after a high speed chase. >>> and baby buzz, what kate has been turning down that's >>> and baby buzz, what kate has been turning down that's sparking pregnancy rumors. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. today we begin with firing back. in response to deadly attacks in libya that killed a u.s. ambassador u.s. war slips been sent to the coast and an elite group of marines will ramp up security. all of this as the obama administration responds to criticism from republican rifle mitt romney while investigating whether the attacks were specifically coordinated to take place on the anniversary of 9/11. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: in cairo, another demonstration at the u.s. embassy. and after what happened in libya, president obama was harsh. in an interview on telemundo. >> they don't have traditions of civil society. >> reporter: not at the u.s. consulate in ben zbaz gi on the eleven anniver
attack in libya. >> two state department employees have been killed in an assault on the u.s. consulate. >> abc's tahman bradley has been following the story throughout the night. >> reporter: a controversial film is believed to be igniting violence against u.s. embassies in the arab world. in benghazi, libya, two state employees were killed when a mob set fire to the u.s. consulate. firing grenades and outnumbering forces. and in cairo, egypt, anti-american demonstratored pulled down an american flag, ripping it to shreds. before replacing it with a black flag of islamic faith. >> we are trying to restore order at the embassy and to work with them to get the situation under control. >> reporter: the protesters appear to be angry about a movie believed to be made in america, that they say insults the prophet mohammed. secretary of state hillary clinton in a statement, strongly condemned the attack in benghazi, saying this kind of violence is never justifiable. secretary clinton says the u.s. deplores any effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. it is being linked to the like
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